Steven Subodha Nunez gives Dharma talks at the International Buddhist Meditation Center and other temples and meditation centers throughout Southern California. He shares traditional Buddhism through modern retelling of the lives of the Buddha and his disciples and lessons from his own life and experiences, illustrating how the historical lessons of the Buddha are just as relevant today as they were 2,600 years ago.
Precepts are About Freedom
A Dharma talk at the IBMC Sunday service on Zoom 11/21/2021. Subodha talks about the problem with the modern temptation to view traditional Buddhism as repressive and unnecessary in the pursuit of a peaceful mind. He shows how the precepts, especially those kept by dedicated lay disciples of the Buddha on the four moon phases, are taken on voluntarily to emulate the way of life of the Noble Ones, those who have achieved liberation. In this light, the precepts are about freedom.
Living and Dying Well
A talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center Los Angeles Sunday service on 10/10/21. In memory of his late friend, Subodha gives a Dharma talk on the seven treasures as a guide to living and dying well.
Dealing with the Five Hindrances During Troubled Times
A Dharma talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center Los Angeles Sunday Zoom service on 9/12/21. Tragedies large and small are discussed, including the attack on September 11. The five hindrances are framed as coping mechanisms for troubled times. And then some tactics for working with the five hindrances are offered.
The Power of the Present Moment
A Dharma talk at the IBMC Sunday service on Zoom, 8/15/21. Subodha shares how the lesson he is preparing for the kids in Dharma school on the Eightfold Path reminded him of a book he read over twenty years ago called Way of the Peaceful Warrior. He then contrasts one of the teachings from the book about the present moment with the Buddha's teachings on "appropriate attention" showing how the Buddha teaches a purposeful directing of the mind to realizing the Four Noble Truths in meditation.
Buddhism the Holistic Way
A Dharma talk at the IBMC Sunday service on Zoom 7/25/21. Subodha shares some of his thoughts on teaching the Noble Eightfold Path to children at an online Dharma school. This leads to a reflection of how Buddhism and the Eightfold Path encompass one's whole life.
Happiness: The Opposite of Suffering
A Dharma talk given at the IBMC Sunday Service on Zoom, 6/20/21. The Buddha's lessons on developing path factors to a reliable happiness and transcend suffering and stress are shared as a contrast to the popular view that the stresses of life are to be accepted.
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Great podcast, easy to follow. This guy tells very good stories and then ties it all in to Buddhism .
Best dharma podcast I’ve ever heard
Subodha communicates a detailed and dynamic interpretation of the dharma from often referenced primary sources. He speaks in clear English with great enunciation and a pleasant deep voice.